Jim Varney Net Worth

Jim Varney Net Worth is
$12 Million

Jim Varney Biography

Jim Varney Net Value: Jim Varney was an American comedian, actor, musician, voice artist, and maker who had a net value of $12 million dollars. The type not merely made his name well-known but also added up to the quantity of Jim Varney net worthy of. John was the 4th child and just boy of Louise and James Varney. Worrell which he performed in a number of Ernest TV commercial promotions and films. His catchphrase “KnoWhutIMean, Vern” went viral nationally nearly as soon as he uttered it. Jim is certainly most common for his interpretation of Ernest P. At that time, he was generally performing during the night clubs and espresso houses. Hence, she enrolled him in the theater when he was eight. His curiosity in performing grew in his teenage years. When he was 15, he performed Ebeneezer Scrooge in an area theater and began performing professionally at age 17. His mom discovered his interest for executing as she noticed that small Jim would impersonate the cartoon people he noticed on his black-and-white television. In 1980, he begun to appear on Television when he booked some careers to appear in Television commercials. Hey Vern, It’s MY CHILDREN Album. In fact, the Ernest personality became so well-known that it was put into a Television series: “Hey Vern, it´s Ernest”. Disney also continued to acquire the type and after that, a number of Ernest started with 1987’s “Ernest would go to Camp”, offering Jim world-wide fame and several accolades. Early Lifestyle (Childhood): He was created on 5th of June 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He was much smoker which triggered him a lung cancers. After a number of chemo remedies, Jim passed away in White Home, Tenessee on February 10, 2000 at age 50. It’s been calculated that the entire quantity of Jim Varney net worthy of gets to a sum of 12 million dollars, by at this time. He was a favorite comedian and actor and he was also observed for his work as a producer, tone of voice actor and musician. The actor was created in 1949 in Lexington, Kentucky. Jim Varney is mainly known for just one of his many people – Ernest P. Worrell. He appeared as this personality in a few Television commercials in addition to movies. Jim Varney was created in Lexington, Kentucky, US on June 15, 1949. Personal Lifestyle: He was initially wedded to Jacqueline Drew but this marriage finished after five years aged relationship. It proceeded to go viral and produced him a star immediately. Jim Varney was the just boy in his family members and he offers three sisters. Jim Varney when he was developing up would view cartoons and imitate the heroes on them, and it had been this time around when his mom realized her son’s capability in performing arts. Consequently, when he was 8 years old, his mom signed him for theatre lessons. When he became an adolescent, his curiosity into acting became a lot more stronger. As the character became therefore well known, the suppliers made a Television show based on it, known as “Hey Vern, it´s Ernest”, which also produced Jim Varney’s name more popular and increased the entire quantity of Jim Varney net well worth. He began his career as a specialist actor when he became 17 years older and after that he achieved a whole lot in this sector, which also became the primary way to obtain Jim Varney net worthy of. Before he got his start TV and movies, Jim Varney was executing in dance clubs and coffee homes. Jim began his on-screen profession appearing in Television Commercials in 1980. Furthermore to his professional profession, Jim Varney can be known for his personal lifestyle. Worrell. When he was 15 years previous, Jim Varney made an appearance as Ebeneezer Scrooge in an area theater creation. Disney got interested into this creation and created a string based on it, you start with “Ernest would go to Camp” that was released in 1987. Due to his appearance in that one, Jim Varney became a global star and in addition earned many awards and reputation. The 1st time he made an appearance on a industrial was as the talked about personality – Ernest P. The actor was wedded 2 times and he also divorced 2 times. and Nancy Louise Varney as their just son. Who’s Jim Varney: Jim Varney was an actor. He was also known to be a comedian, and article writer. In the first 1980s, he made an appearance in the film Knowhutimean? His first industrial featured the Ernest personality which will be used in a number of subsequent advertisements. Jim both wedded and divorced twice. He was created to James Albert Varney, Sr. He passed away when he was 50 years old, in 2000, because of cancer. Interesting Facts: During his loss of life his net worthy of was approximated to be all around us $12,000,000. He has towering elevation as he methods six foot and one inches. Jim Varney is well known for his catchphrase, which is really as comes after: “KnoWhutIMean, Vern”. He also got wedded to Jane Varney for approximately three years. Accomplishment: He was once honored with Daytime Emmy Awards. Rumor: He passed away of lung cancer tumor in 2000.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJim Varney
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1949
DiedFebruary 10, 2000, White House, Tennessee, United States
Height1.85 m
ProfessionMusician, Comedian, Writer, Actor
EducationLafayette High School, Murray State University
SpouseJane Varney, Jacqueline Drew
ParentsJames Albert Varney, Sr., Louise Varney
MoviesErnest Goes to Camp, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Scared Stupid, Ernest Saves Christmas, Toy Story 2, Toy Story, Ernest Goes to School, The Beverly Hillbillies, Ernest Rides Again, Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam, Ernest Goes to Africa, Slam Dunk Ernest, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Treehouse Hostage, 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, Ernest in the Army, Daddy and Them, Your World as I See It, Snowboard Academy, Annabelle's Wish, Wilder Napalm, 100 Proof, The Expert, Fast Food, Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album, The Ernest Film Festival
TV ShowsHey Vern, It's Ernest!, The Rousters, Pop! Goes the Country, Pink Lady, America 2-Night, Fernwood 2 Night, Operation Petticoat, Johnny Cash and Friends

Interesting Facts

1Varney himself sang the song "Gee I'm Glad It's Raining" for his movie "Ernest Goes To Camp" in a single take. When he finished performing it for the movie, reportedly there wasn't a single dry eye on set.
2Shares his birthday with country singer Waylon Jennings who was one of his closest friends!.
3Was a fan of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). In fact, it was said to be his family's favorite show.
4Jim Varney was supposed to be in a movie called Pirates of the plain. Directed By John Cherry. But when got sick the lead went to Tim Curry instead. This somehow became a rumor that Jim was filming Ernest the pirate but died before it was finished.
5Youngest child and only son of James Albert Varney Sr (1910-1985) and Louise Varney (1913-1994). He has three older sisters.
6Varney was very good friends with actor Blake Clark and Clark took over the role of "Slinky Dog" in Toy Story 3 (2010), after Varney's death. In an interview for "Toy Story 3", Clark described Varney as a very good and kind man and one of his bestest friends.
7Remained good friends with his second wife Jane after their divorce and she became his spokesperson later in life.
8Was very good friends with Robin Williams.
9When given the chance to have a lifelong dream fulfilled by such groups as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, several hundred terminally ill children have asked to meet Ernest. He never let them down.
10Studied Shakespeare at the Barter Theatre in Virginia and performed in a folk show during Opryland's first year of operation
11Standup comedy launched his TV career. His first national appearance came at age 25, when he embarked on the talk show circuit, that included The Merv Griffin Show (1962) and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962).
12Along with Robin Williams, Varney was one of Los Angeles's Comedy Store's original alumni.
13The character of Ernest was actually introduced in a commercial for Bowling Green, Kentucky's Beech Bend Raceway Park.
14Between 1987 and 1990, Disney released four Ernest movies that generated a total of $100 million. Five more Ernest films were released independently, mainly for the video and television markets.
15Among one of the companies he portrayed his beloved character, Earnest, was for the Kroger grocery store chain. These aired mainly in the marketing area of Tennessee, parts of Mississippi and Ohio where Kroger grocery store chains are predominate.
16As Ernest, Jim Varney used to do Purity Dairy commercials which ran in Nashville, TN.
17As his Ernest P. Worrell persona, he did advertisements for the Southern California auto mall Cerritos Auto Square. After his death, commercials now feature a CGI Ernest.
18He used to do commercials for the Dodge dealership in Henderson, Kentucky, sitting in the Dodge Viper "high in the sky."
19When he discovered he had lung cancer, he reportedly threw away his cigarettes and quit smoking cold turkey. Unfortunately, it was too late.
20Despite his persona as Ernest P. Worrell, he reportedly had a near genius I.Q. level. He was said to be occasionally exasperated with fans who met him and assumed he was exactly like the Worrell character he portrayed.
21Known to fans as Ernest P. Worrell, his most famous character, who propelled him to the public eye. Ernest appeared in commercials "alongside" his off-camera friend Vern. Ernest would address the camera as if it were Vern.
22His final movie, "Ernest the Pirate" (2000) had nearly completed shooting at the time of his death. For that reason, it got canceled, and was never released on VHS, DVD, or as part of an "Ernest" box set on anything.
23Lived in Lexington, Kentucky while growing up, and graduated from Lafayette Senior High School with the class of 1968. He listed a former teacher, Thelma Beeler, as being one of the main contributing factors in his becoming an actor.
24Jim Varney died at about 4:45 am February 10, 2000 at his White House, Tennessee home.
25Was a heavy smoker and died of lung cancer.
26Included in a 1986 home video collection of Ernest commercials is a public service spot with Ernest trying to convince "Vern" to quit smoking, thus avoiding "The Big 'C'-Cancer. Chemotherapy City."


1Known for his character Ernest P. Worrell.
2Raspy voice.


1[After being asked if he was a chain smoker] Nah, I'm not a chain smoker. they're real hard to light, and you have to carry that big torch around.
2I'd like to do a piece of Shakespeare. Any upcoming Shakespeare film. Just a bit to say I did a classic.
3I like to sing. I write music. Country songs. You have to if you're in Nashville. It's part of the lease. You sign a lease that says, I will write country songs and pay my rent on time.
4I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time.
5[On making Ernest Scared Stupid] I loved it. As a kid, anything that gave me nightmares I had to watch.
6Life's just a bus stop to somewhere infinitely better.


All Jim Varney pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesHey, Vern, It's Ernest! (1988)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst New StarErnest Goes to Camp (1987)



Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001Video GameCookie (voice)
Daddy and Them2001Hazel Montgomery
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001Jebidiah Allardyce 'Cookie' Farnsworth (voice)
Toy Story 21999Video GameSlinky Dog (voice)
Toy Story 21999Slinky Dog (voice)
Treehouse Hostage1999Carl Banks
Existo1999Marcel Horowitz
Hercules1998TV Series
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain1998Lothar Zogg
Ernest in the Army1998Pvt. Ernest P. Worrell Army Captain Arab on Quicksand
The Simpsons1998TV SeriesCooder
Blood, Friends and Money1997The Old Mariner
Annabelle's Wish1997VideoMr. Gus Holder (voice)
100 Proof1997Rae's Father
Ernest Goes to Africa1997Ernest P. Worrel Hey You, the Hindu Auntie Nelda ...
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1997TV SeriesWalt Evergreen
Snowboard Academy1996VideoRudy James
Roseanne1996TV SeriesPrince Carlos
Toy Story Activity Center1996Video GameSlinky Dog (voice)
Toy Story1995Slinky Dog (voice)
Slam Dunk Ernest1995VideoErnest P. Worrell
The Expert1995Snake
Your World as I See It1994ShortErnest P. Worrel Aster Clement Baby Ernest ...
Ernest Goes to School1994Ernest
Ernest Rides Again1993Ernest
The Beverly Hillbillies1993Jed Clampett
Wilder Napalm1993Rex
Ernest's Greatest Hits Volume 21992VideoErnest P. Worrell
Ernest Scared Stupid1991Ernest / Phineas Worrell
Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Special1990TV MovieErnest
Ernest Goes to Jail1990Ernest P. Worrell Mr. Felix Nash Auntie Nelda
Ernest Goes to Splash Mountain1989TV MovieErnest
Fast Food1989Wrangler Bob Bundy
Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!1988TV SeriesErnest P. Worrell Auntie Nelda Baby Ernest ...
Ernest Saves Christmas1988Ernest P. Worrell Aster Clement Auntie Nelda ...
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Ernest P. Worrell
Hey Vern, Win $10,0001987VideoErnest P. Worrell
The Ernest Film Festival1986VideoErnest P. Worrell
The Rousters1983-1984TV SeriesEvan Earp
Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album1983VideoErnest P. Worrell Davy Worrell & Company Ace Worrell ...
The Rousters1983TV MovieEvan Earp
Spittin' Image1982Sheriff
Third Annual Final Warning!!1979TV MovieVarious
Alice1978TV SeriesMilo Skinner
America 2-Night1978TV SeriesVirgil Simms
Fernwood Tonight1977TV SeriesVirgil Simms
Riding High1977TV Movie
Johnny Cash and Friends1976TV Series
Pop! Goes the Country1974TV SeriesVarious Characters (1982-1983)


Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam1986additional dialogue
Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album1983Video


The Beverly Hillbillies1993performer: "HOT ROD LINCOLN"
Ernest Goes to Camp1987performer: "GEE I'M GLAD IT'S RAININ'"


Stupa-Man2008special thanks
Atlantis: The Lost Empire2001in memory of


The Making of 'Atlantis: The Lost Empire'2002Video documentaryHimself
The Story Behind 'Toy Story'2000Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Ed's Night Party1997TV SeriesHimself
Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 51997TV MovieHimself - Guest
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
The Wonderful World of Disney: 40 Years of Television Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
XXX's & OOO's1994TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
The Home Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Happy New Year, America1988TV SpecialHimself / Ernest
CBS This Morning1988TV SeriesHimself
Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The New Hollywood Squares1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hee Haw1986TV SeriesHimself
Pink Lady1980TV SeriesHimself / Various Characters
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Marvelous M Show2012-2016TV SeriesErnest P Worrell / Ernest P. Worrell / Aster Clement
Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond2015TV Movie documentaryHimself - Slinky Dog
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2010TV Series documentaryErnest / Phineas Worrell
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics2000Video documentary
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *